As a thank-you for school-wide efforts to ensure that all eligible students were able to take advantage of this great summer learning opportunity, the DPS Summer Academy team delivered breakfast pastries and coffee to the six schools with the highest participation rates from eligible students.
DPS Summer Academy is a free half-day program hosted at schools throughout DPS during June and July that provides extra practice and individual support for K-3 students reading significantly below grade level and K-8 English Language Learners who are not yet proficient in English. Districtwide, more than 4,200 students participated this past summer.
The top schools were: Valdez, Park Hill, Teller, Bill Roberts, Green Valley, and Denver Green. Senior Program Manager Dr. Boris Costa-Guerra presented the schools with a certificate honoring their achievement. “Our educators have a great commitment to our DPS students and their energy is contagious,” he noted, “ I am humbled to work with a team whose passion is to create a platform for student success. Students’ smiles and academic success reflect their work”.
DPS Summer Academy also recognized all 23 participating school sites with a certificate of appreciation, for all their effort during the summer. We look forward to seeing the same dedication and support during 2019 DPS Summer Academy.